Chronic period pain is normal


Having chronic or severe pelvic pain at any time during your menstrual cycle is not normal and can be a symptom of endometriosis

All patients with endometriosis experience severe pain


Some patients never experience any pain with their endometriosis

The pain associated with endometriosis will depend on the severity of the endometriosis


People with mild (Stage 1 and 2) endometriosis can experience more pain than advanced (stage 3 and 4) endometriosis

Pain for patients with endometriosis only occurs during their period


Patients with endometriosis can experience pain at any time

Having a hysterectomy will cure endometriosis


Endometriosis can return after excision, even if you have a hysterectomy

Having endometriosis means you can’t have children


Many people with endometriosis have no problems conceiving naturally. Other patients with endometriosis can conceive after surgery or with the assistance of IVF

Pregnancy cures endometriosis


During pregnancy, the change in hormones can reduce your symptoms, but it won’t cure your endometriosis

We achieve better outcomes for people with endometriosis
Julia Argyrou Endometriosis Centre at Epworth

Endometriosis Patient Guide

We want to help you live a better life with endometriosis. Our goal is to help you build a toolbox of resources to manage the symptoms associated with the condition. Download our Endometriosis Patient Guide to learn more.

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